HEB 10:19 Therefore, believers, since we have confidence and full freedom to enter the Holy Place [- a reference to heaven – the place where God dwells] by [means of] the blood of Jesus,
HEB 10:20 by this new and living way which He initiated and opened for us through the veil, that is, through His flesh,
HEB 10:21 and since we have a great and wonderful Priest [Who rules] over the house of God,
HEB 10:22 let us approach [God] with a true and sincere heart in unqualified assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
HEB 10:23 Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word];
HEB 10:24 and let us consider how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds,
HEB 10:25 not forsaking our meeting together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.
HEB 10:26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
TIT 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people,
TIT 2:12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and in a godly manner in the present age,
TIT 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
TIT 2:14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, eager for good deeds.
TIT 2:15 These things speak and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. No one is to disregard you.
Point 5. The Old Testament Analogy to the Efficacious Substitutionary Spiritual Death of Christ on the Cross.
John the Baptist recognized both the Hypostatic Union and the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
LUK 1:37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
John recognized the importance of our Lord’s impeccability both before and during the cross when He said in Joh 1:29 “Behold, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
John the Baptist understood the issue of the Hypostatic Union, and understood Christ would remain perfect and that His spiritual death would be substitutionary.
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
Num 29:2 “And you shall offer a burnt offering as an aroma pleasing to the Lord [propitiation]. It can be a bull, a ram, or seven male lambs one year old without blemish [defect].”
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“Woman, this is your Son”. Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.”; Joh 19:26-27.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
When Jesus had received the wine, He said, “It is finished;”
and He bowed his head and handed over the Spirit; Joh 19:29-30.
1PE 2:21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
1PE 2:22 who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth;
1PE 2:23 and while being reviled He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;
1PE 2:24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
1Co 5:7, the analogy is completed by Paul when he said, “For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed as a substitute for us.”
The Old Testament sacrifices under the ritual plan of God were designed to teach both Christology and Soteriology regarding the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
LEV 17:11 For the life of the flesh [animal] is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’
If a defective or blemished animal was offered, that was blasphemy by analogy, for it did not represent the impeccability and perfection of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.
The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained the humanity of Christ in the greatest suffering the world has ever known.
If the power of God the Holy Spirit could sustain our Lord upon the cross then that very same power can also sustain us no matter what kind of problems or difficulties we may be facing.